WASHINGTON (AP) — Maggie Lucas scored 30 points and topped 2,000 for her career to help No. 10 Penn State beat Georgetown 77-68 on Sunday.
Lucas finished the game with 2,008 career points to pass Tanisha Wright for fifth place on the school's scoring list.
"It's not something that comes on your own. It's not an individual achievement," Lucas said about the milestone. "I've played with some unbelievable point guards every year. I played with Dara (Taylor) and I played with Alex Bentley, and my teammates set me up and they put me in a position to be successful."
After missing 10 of 14 shots in the first half, Lucas responded by hitting 6 of 7 in the second half. She made five 3-pointers and added five rebounds and four assists. Taylor had 12 points and six assists to help Penn State (6-2) rebound from a loss Wednesday night to No. 5 Notre Dame.
Katie McCormick led the Hoyas (5-3) with 17 points.
Both teams struggled from the field in the first half, with Penn State shooting 21 percent (7 for 34) and Georgetown 23 percent (7 for 30).
But while the Hoyas' offensive struggles continued into the second half — McCormick's jumper with 17:29 remaining was Georgetown's first basket in more than 9 minutes — the Nittany Lions hit 12 of their first 15 shots to begin the half and used a 13-3 run midway through the half to take a 56-37 lead.